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Wildcard Search issue

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I can successfully build a search page with the results displaying underneath on the same page.

 

The problem is when you go to this page, it displays all the records first (probably because it's trying a blank wildcard search) - when entering a search it works fine.

 

What I need to do is to have this page display no results on the first entry. (i.e. when the user clicks on this page)

 

<?php
$colname_qSearch = "1";
if (isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['search'])) {
 $colname_qSearch = (get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? $HTTP_POST_VARS['search'] : addslashes($HTTP_POST_VARS['search']);
}
mysql_select_db($database_base2, $base2);
$query_qSearch = sprintf("SELECT *,  DATE_FORMAT(endtime, '%%d %%b %%y') AS cdate, DATE_FORMAT(date, '%%d %%b %%y') AS fdate FROM turnover WHERE title LIKE '%%%s%%' ORDER BY `date` ASC", $colname_qSearch);
$qSearch = mysql_query($query_qSearch, $base2) or die(mysql_error());
$row_qSearch = mysql_fetch_assoc($qSearch);
$totalRows_qSearch = mysql_num_rows($qSearch);
?>

 

<form name="form1" method="post" action="">
 <input name="search" type="text" id="search">
</form>
<?php do { ?>
<table border="0"><tr><th class="bgsolid"><?php echo $row_qSearch['sys']; ?></th></tr></table>
<table border="0">
 <tr valign="top"><td><?php echo $row_qSearch['fdate']; ?> <?php echo $row_qSearch['pmx']; ?> <span class="rb"><?php echo $row_qSearch['title']; ?></span></td></tr>
 <tr valign="top"><td><?php echo nl2br($row_qSearch['comments']); ?></td></tr>
 <tr valign="top"><td><strong><?php echo $row_qSearch['status']; ?></strong> <?php echo $row_qSearch['cdate']; ?></td></tr>
 <?php } while ($row_qSearch = mysql_fetch_assoc($qSearch)); ?>
</table>

 

 

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As a newbee i just created a page like that myself a couple months ago. Just set the defaults for the parameters to 9999999999 or some record that doesn't exist. That way records will not show up when the page first opens. Also, use the server behaviour that hides results if no records exist can help make the page look better too.

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set the defult value to 1 or 2 in that case when the page is run it will show no results.

 

 

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